San Francisco, California – April 1, 2019. California Civil Rights Law Group, a team of highly motivated and best-in-class discrimination attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area, is proud to announce a commentary on their blog on recent developments in New Jersey at the Hightown High School. Students at that school succeeded in getting legislation passed to create an archive of documents to help so-called “cold cases” in the civil rights area. These cases typically involved race-based violence, like lynchings, unjustified police shootings, and attacks carried out by the Ku Klux Klan. In most of these cases, all of the participants and witnesses are deceased, so they have been designated “closed.” However, in having access to this information, some of the victims’ families might be allowed the possibility of finding some sort of closure.
“The concept of a ‘cold case’ has undergone something of a renaissance recently,” explained Navruz Avloni, managing attorney at the Bay Area-based law firm. “Our blog post calls attention to the commendable actions of a group of motivated High Schoolers in New Jersey to create the documentary archive to help civil rights awareness and litigation move forward in the Internet age.”
Interested persons can read the post in its entirety on our website. The post explains that beginning in 2015, the students of Hightown High School began a dogged campaign to ensure the creation of the national archive. Using Twitter and other social media to target the President and high-profile supporters, as well as by taking trips to visit elected representatives in person, the students exerted enough pressure to gain bipartisan support for what would become known as the Civil Rights Cold Case Collection Act. This proposed Act focuses on cases from 1940-1980. It passed unanimously in the Senate and 376-6 in the House. More information can be obtained at the official Congress website. Persons in the San Francisco Bay Area who believe that they may be experiencing discrimination are urged to a) check out the information page on race discrimination and b) reach out to an attorney for a one-on-one consultation. No two situations are alike, and only a trained attorney can work with a potential client to assess both the facts and the law and to determine the best legal strategy to move forward.
FINDING A DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEY TODAY
Here is background on this release. Even though it has been more than fifty years since the modern struggle for civil rights began, the journey is not yet over. Even in the allegedly “liberal” San Francisco Bay Area, many persons encounter discrimination on a daily basis. Among the most common is discrimination issues at work. In that context, the worker may fear for his or her job and be reluctant to assert their rights against a supervisor. In other contexts, illegal discrimination may be occurring in housing, on public transit, or in other forms of public accommodations. The first step is to educate oneself on the history of civil rights in the United States; the second is to educate oneself on the basics of rights. Many people do not understand what is, and is not, legal in the United States with respect to discrimination. Finally, the best step is to reach out to a trained civil rights or discrimination lawyer to assess both the facts and the law. For these reasons, California Civil Rights Law Group is announcing a new post to its blog about the work to create a historical “cold case” archive on civil rights.
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